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August 28, 2020

“The Time For Change Is Now!”

UFCW Statement on the 2020 March on Washington

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW), America’s largest food and retail union, stood with the 1.3 million workers it represents in grocery stores, meatpacking plants, and many other essential industries to honor the 57th anniversary of the historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. The event commemorates the August 28, 1963 march where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech. In a video address to the 2020 March on Washington, UFCW reiterated its commitment to equality, justice, and police reform.

UFCW International President Marc Perrone released the following statement:

“As one of America’s most diverse union families, the UFCW is proud to stand with its members and millions of Americans who are joining the call for equality, justice, and police reform.

“It is clear that the time for change is now. It must be led by us – all of us. Now, more than ever, everyone must stand together to build a more just and equal America where one’s human rights are not determined by the color of their skin.”

Background:

UFCW is a strong advocate for the racial and economic justice in and outside the workplace for all people of color. UFCW and its 1.3 million members are committed to equality, justice and police reform and strongly support the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020 and the John Lewis Voter Rights Advancement Act.

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The UFCW is the largest private sector union in the United States, representing 1.3 million professionals and their families in healthcare, grocery stores, meatpacking, food processing, retail shops and other industries. Our members serve our communities in all 50 states, Canada and Puerto Rico. Learn more about the UFCW at www.ufcw.org.